Media Resources

This page provides public domain images and sanctuary maps for free download and use by the media. Maps should be credited to "NOAA". The credit for each photo is provided below.

Maps

map of channel islands national marine sanctuary

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map of channel islands national marine sanctuary

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map of channel islands national marine sanctuary

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Images

sealions

Sea lions frolic at Gull Island Marine Reserve within Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

Photo: Robert Schwemmer/NOAA.

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A tomol being paddled

A group of paddlers cross the Santa Barbara Channel to Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary in a traditional Chumash wooden canoe known as a Tomol.

Photo: Robert Schwemmer/NOAA.

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A scuba diver swims around kelp

A diver conducts an underwater survey in a kelp forest within Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. These surveys provide vital data to help inform management decisions

Photo: Robert Schwemmer/NOAA.

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whales in front of an island

Humpback whales take advantage of the productive and protected waters around San Miguel Island in Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

Photo: Robert Schwemmer/NOAA

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A fishing vessel

Whether visiting by chartered vessel or a private boat, recreational fishing trips are popular within Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

Photo: Robert Schwemmer/NOAA

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A breaching whale

Humpback whales can be seen migrating through Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary's productive waters.

Photo: Robert Schwemmer/NOAA

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Coral

Deep sea coral gardens are one of the lesser known but incredibly important marine life communities found within Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

Photo: Marine Applied Research and Exploration (MARE)

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Boats in Pelican Bay

Every year hundreds of recreational boaters are drawn to the protected coves of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.

Photo: Robert Shwemmer/NOAA

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A school of fish

Found in select sandy shallows around Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, eelgrass beds provide critical nursery habitat for many ecologically and economically important fishes and invertebrates.

Photo: Robert Shwemmer/NOAA

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Ariel photo of islands

Seen from above, the northern Channel Islands, protected and managed by Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park, provide a refuge for native flora and fauna, including several endemic species.

Photo: Robert Shwemmer/NOAA

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Coral

Related to corals and jellyfish, a gorgonian persists in pristine waters near Anacapa Island in Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

Photo: Robert Shwemmer/NOAA

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A kelp forest

Lush kelp forests support high biodiversity within Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.

Photo: Robert Shwemmer/NOAA

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A fishing boat

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary is home to very productive and valuable commercial fishing grounds. Urchin and lobster fisheries are a major component of California's coastal economy.

Photo: Robert Shwemmer/NOAA

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